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Definition of Armchair

Armchair

  1. A chair with arms to support the elbows or forearms.

Armchair Quotations

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
Henri Matisse

I discourage passive skepticism, which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticize without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing.
Tim Ferriss

Armchair poverty tourism has been around as long as authors have written about class. As an author, I have struggled myself with the nuances of writing about poverty without reducing any community to a catalog of its difficulties.
Leslie Jamison

I once sang 'Summer Nights,' from 'Grease,' at a bar in Melbourne with John Travolta, who's a good friend of mine. He looked cool singing the part of Danny - sitting in an armchair, smoking a cigar - while I got stuck playing Sandy.
Hugh Jackman

The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
James Thurber
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Armchair Translations

armchair in Dutch is zorgenstoel, armstoel
armchair in French is fauteuil
armchair in German is Lehnstuhl
armchair in Italian is poltrona
armchair in Portuguese is poltrona
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